I’ve been practicing and teaching Pilates for 5 years. While I enjoy the many benefits of Pilates, I wanted to add and complement my training. I met Ida of GGG, who introduced me to weight lifting.
Being a trainer myself, I have so much respect for her because of her knowledge and enthusiasm in strength training and nutritional sciences. We talked about my goals and made a program suitable to my needs including nutrition. She is very meticulous, at times a drill sgt, but that’s what I love about them. We respect each other but we always keep it real.
Their approach is not just about diet and working out, but a lifestyle overhaul. Now, after over 7 months of working with GGG, I can say that it is something sustainable and doable. Most importantly, I feel completely in control of my body knowing that I have the right tools to help me handle any situation without going back to my bad eating habits.
Growing up as an athlete, I’ve been active my entire life. I gained a bit of strength through training but I wasn’t happy with how skinny I looked (weighed only 100 lbs).
This year, I found myself interested in weight lifting and tried to learn it on my own. That didn’t turn out well (almost injured myself). So happy that GGG helped me get started.
What I love about my program:
– It’s specifically designed to help me reach my goals.
– I learned the basics (equipment set up, proper form, correct volume, etc); great for a newbie like me.
– I learned that good nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated.
– The workouts are easy to follow and aren’t too long (maximize gym time)
– The support and guidance I receive helps me stay motivated
So proud of what I’ve achieved these past few months. Besides gaining the mass and strength that I’ve always wanted, I found a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that works for me.
I’ve always been athletic, played a lot of sports. Before I started weight training, my exercise consisted of cardio 3-4 times a week and a hiit workout 1-2 a week. I did this together with calorie counting to try to get leaner. But then I really didn’t see differences in my body, in fact my weight would yo yo, because while I don’t eat much rice or pasta I loved my sweets. I was a slave to my calorie counting always trying to be on a deficit, and was the type that would spend hours running if I had a sinful meal the day before. Looking back, it wasn’t a healthy way to live.
That was the past. I wanted real physical changes on my body, I wanted to get leaner all around, and feel less bloated. I met Ida and she started telling me about carb night solution – so I gave it a try, stuck to 30g net carbs everyday, had carbs at night every 6-7 days, but still kept to my all cardio workout plan. I saw some differences but it slowed down after a while.
It was really only until I maintained a low carb diet and started a 3x a week weight training plan where my body started to transform. Before I thought body toning was achieved through lifting baby weights, but was I wrong. Only when I started lifting heavy, did I see my body start to tone. The progress was so notable especially when I started to add in IF, and carb cycling. I could really see my waist shaping up, my arms toning, and cuts developed where I’d never expected I’d see before. I also developed better endurance when running and cycling.
But for me the real pay off in how grit girl gang helped me with my diet and workout plans, is the liberation you feel that you’re in control. I learned that it’s not about limiting what you can eat but rather controlling it so that you eat it at a time where you can use it as fuel, it’s not about punishing yourself by working out to burn the calories, but rather using what you ate to fuel your workout.
This control over your body and the outcome is the ultimate feeling of liberation 🙂 thanks grit girl gang
A year ago I killed myself with cardio training 6x a week thinking that it would help me reach my goal. Unsurprisingly, it resulted to me reaching my goal weight of 50kg but made me look like a sick person.
Then I followed Ida on instagram. Looking at her feed, I realized that you can reach your goal without looking sick just with proper nutrition and training. So I asked for her help.
I started lifting and it proved me wrong of the mindset that it will make me heavier and bulky. Two months into her program of nutrition and lifting, I have seen changes in me becoming stronger, a better wrestler and the courage to compete.
“Toned” isn’t really the goal. It’s to become the best and strongest at what I do. If it wasn’t for her, I’ll still be reaching for the wrong goal.
Nothing will happen if you don’t change. – Ida Paras